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    Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

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    Of all the trees in the garden, there’s something special about this one. The arborvitae, which literally means “tree of life” in Latin, is a needled evergreen that is also known as the Western Red Cedar and is native to North America. Ever seen pictures of those giant Redwood trees of the...
    Can you think of something houseplants share in common with dōTERRA® essential oils? While there’s definitely more than one possible answer, the specific thing I’m thinking of is that they both have purifying effects on the air within our homes. Houseplants are well known to absorb toxins and...
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    You’re probably familiar with Peppermint as one of the most popular dōTERRA® essential oils in existence. The essence of the peppermint plant's soft, serrated leaves is a delightfully familiar one, delivering an icy blast of invigoration each time the bottle is unscrewed. But this time, we have...
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    Drooping yellow star-shaped flowers adorn tall tropical trees rooted in the soil of Madagascar. These delicate beauties bloom year round, and though they experience high and low seasons, they can be harvested 365 days out of the year. They blossom on what is known as the perfume tree, also called...
    There’s so much to treasure this holiday season: being with family and friends, resting from work, and reflecting on the love and peace that are wrapped up within the Christmas celebration. It’s also that special time of year when dōTERRA® makes Frankincense and Myrrh essential oils even more...
    It’s only fitting for this season that we turn toward another oil yielded by an evergreen tree. Lest you restrict your view of evergreen trees as standing obediently before a backdrop of snow, I’ll go ahead and tell you that this one thrives in tropical, humid climates! One hot drop of dōTERRA®...
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    “O, Christmas tree, O, Christmas tree, how lovely are your branches...” If my blog post could carry a tune, you’d have that 19th-century German holiday song in your head, which could easily be referring to the Douglas fir tree. This particular species, named after Scottish botanist David Douglas,...
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    If there’s ever a time of year to make, share and enjoy a homemade pie, it’s that time of year called autumn, when your part of the globe undergoes magical changes in nature’s color and crispness. But the ironic thing about the idiom “easy as pie” is that not all of us do, in fact, find pie easy...
    Take courage. Boy, do we all need to hear those two words, especially when the challenges of life seem overwhelming and insurmountable! If you’ve spent any length of time around dōTERRA® people or products, you’ve likely gathered the general idea that nature contains a huge variety of aromas that...
    How do you feel about the color pink? A popular favorite among girls and women, pink typically symbolizes tenderness, delicacy, and beauty, as well as the underlying fierce strength with which a delicate beauty can face challenges head on. In the US, the month of October is breast cancer...
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    If you’re a pet owner, you’re used to thinking about how the products you use in your home impact the health and well-being of your four-legged friends. You make decisions about what to safely feed your pet, as well as what kind of house and garden plants you keep, because you love them so much!...
    If one could smell the color green...it may well be the smell of this particular tree. The fresh, woody aroma of the cypress tree is enough to make you believe you are delightfully lost in a forest of evergreens. If you’re wondering where exactly you may have observed a cypress tree, visualize...
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    Towering over the Amazon rainforest stands a giant with centuries-old roots. The copaiba tree grows slowly, ultimately reaching more than one hundred feet in height, and within it flows a sticky treasure that’s been tapped for widely diverse applications for hundreds of years. This copaiba...
    Autumn is inching nearer, and her biggest fans are whipping out their collection of fall-flavored essential oils to celebrate. For these devoted followers, it’s all about Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Ginger, and Wild Orange with pumpkin everything; and they truly have my best wishes as they commence...
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    Ring! The moment that bell sounds to signal school is back in session, students of all levels enter the gateway to important new paths of learning. In addition to writing instruments, textbooks, tablets and syllabi, they also need to gather up all their mental clarity in order to focus on the...
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    With so many minty aromas to choose from, how’s an oiler to know which one to use and when? While there’s a great deal of freedom to simply follow your nose and let it do the deciding, it’s a smart idea to explore the three big mint aromas and learn a few tips to help you decide what their...
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    Engage in good: good health, a good mood, and good work around the world with dōTERRA®’s Summer Citrus Duo. If Red and Yellow Mandarin have paired up in your market to support the Healing Hands Foundation®, with every cent from their sales this month applied as a donation to the foundation, then...
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    The first thing spearmint likely brings to mind is the moment of unwrapping a stick of blue-green gum to freshen your breath. Yes, this is one of the spearmint plant’s claims to fame; and once you get your hands on dōTERRA® Spearmint essential oil, that package of gum sticks will have to move...
    In your mind’s eye, spin the globe we’re on and situate yourself just above the Black Sea. On the western bank sits the mountainous country of Bulgaria. Zoom in and feel your breath taken away by expansive fields of delicate purple blossoms stretching as far as the eye can see. You’ve arrived at...
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    A crisp, lemony floral note hits your nose, and you melt. The exact same aroma hits a mosquito, compelling it to turn around and buzz off. This, my friends, is a win-win situation for the owner of the essential oil; and it’s precisely the case with sweet, rosy dōTERRA® Citronella! This oil should...
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